Very well described in 22 Hikes in Philipstown, “A sampling of the many trails within our community” prepared by the Philipstown Greenway Committee in 2005, is the unmarked but nicely maintained trail loop in Phillipstown Park on Route 9D south of Cold Spring.
It is a magical place of wonderful colors, light and natural textures. I would not be at all surprised to see a band of elves scampering into the woods, their tiny feet dancing on the lush green moss.
Other areas where the trees open up letting the sun in there is thick undergrowth that is enticing.
It is a moderate walk that you can loop, back and forth, twice in an hour.
Since moving here in January, we have only hiked five of the 22, I guess we better get to it. If we are to see them all before winter.
22 Hikes in Philipstown
A walk to Constitution Marsh is perfect way to transition from the work day to a relaxing evening. During the week there are few people here, none at all on this day.
The walk is a little strenuous at points especially back up the road to the parking area. You’ll be ready for dinner at the end of the trail.
Spring is appearing slowly. Continue reading Back to Constitution Marsh
As I drove higher and higher on the tiny road to Benmarl, I felt more and more like I had somehow been transported to Italy. Yet, I was still in New York and about to have the pleasure of meeting Matthew Spaccarelli and his father Victor owners of Benmarl Winery in Marlboro, NY.
Benmarl wines have enjoyed the favorable focus of wine writers and critics for some time. I think the wines here are reaching a whole new level as Matt has gained the knowledge and confidence to try new techniques. We loved what we tasted.
Read our full article at New York Cork Report, Benmarl Winery, Very Ready for the Next Ten Years
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The Hudson Highlands Land Trust has published this spectacular book
Connecting: Celebrating the People and Places of the Hudson Highlands is a book created simply to honor the ties of people and places here. Nelsonville resident Christine Ashburn spent more than a year photographing people enjoying the Highlands and its many diverse and beautiful landscapes. The photos are accompanied by essays that share the stories of the ties that bind us to the land its history, food, recreation and arts as well as our deep commitment to future generations.
Available on the Hudson Highlands Land Trust website and at Antipodean Book Store on Garrison Landing.
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